Information Technology hardware includes both computer hardware and network hardware. Computer hardware consists of the physical components within a computing device that work together to form a system, enabling the computer to process data. Computer hardware can be internal or external. Internal components are the parts not visible without opening the device, while external components are components on or attached to the outside of the device. Examples of internal devices are storage, processing, and fans. Examples of external devices are keyboards, monitors, a mouse, and anything connected directly to the device (like a USB or printer). Networking hardware are electronic devices which are required for communication and interaction between devices on a computer network.
- Advanced Computer Organization Architecture (Njoroge)
- This text introduces students to Advanced Computer Organization and Architecture. Where architecture is a term used to describe the attributes of a system as seen by the programmer. Its concerned with designs and operations of a computer. Computer organization is the way the system is structured so that all those cataloged tools can be used, and that in an efficient fashion. This text has its emphasis on system design and performance.
Thumbnail: A RYZEN AMD processor. (Unsplash License; Zii Miller via Unsplash)